P53: Haemorrhagic disease of fetus and newborn

While in the womb, or shortly after the birth, the child suffered a blood clotting disorder.

For the blood to be able to clot, the platelets and many proteins in the blood need to work together. Many of these proteins are produced in the liver with the involvement of vitamin K.

If the platelets or proteins do not work properly, or there are too few of them in the blood, the blood will then not clot adequately. Bleeding may then occur more easily. Bruises can form more frequently than usual as a result, for example. Bruises show up as black and blue marks under the skin. Bleeds may also be heavier or last longer than usual. Bleeding inside the body is also possible.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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